• Sport

Walk "Les Mattes"

Go to the left of the chapel in Très Ies Pierres and continue
along the track until it forks. Turn right onto a wide road that climbs steadily
through the forest past waterfalls until it reaches the Boudimes high pasture.

Sport Walk "Les Mattes" Châtel


Departing from Châtel (74390)
Average length : 04h30
Total elevation gain : 820m
Vertical drop : 720m
Distance : 10km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

Continue on the same track through woods with occasional clearings until
you reach the Torrens chalet and the GR5 (major long-distance footpath
marked in red and white that runs through the Alps from Lake Geneva to
the Mediterranean). Take the GR up to the left until you reach Les Mattes
where you arrive at the turning to the beautiful Grange combe. Follow the
path down past le Pron until it comes to a track that crosses it at right
angles. Turn right and some yards further on fork left. Continue on this jeep
track until you arrive back at your starting point in Très les Pierres.

Total elevation gain : 820m
Altitude max : 1921m
Vertical drop : 720m

Map references

Top 25 IGN 3528 ET

Topoguides references

Châtel walking map for €3 Topo guide "Balades et randonnées en Vallée d'Abondance" (Walks and hikes in the Abondance Valley) for €5 (Maps for sale at the tourist office)

Further informations



Free access.


Animals allowed
Languages spoken : French
Not adapted to strollers

Dogs must be kept on a lead due to the presence of herds.

Period of practice

From 01/06 to 31/10.

  • Pets welcome
  • Car park
  • Free car park


Très-les-Pierres 74390 Châtel
Departing from : Châtel (74390)
Latitude : 46.25 - Longitude : 6.8093

Car park Très les Pierres. Bus line 1, stop Très les Pierres.

Information update on 27/11/2023 by Châtel Tourisme